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Apr 20, 2009 08:22 AM

Who make the best antipasto plate in town?

Does anyone have recommendations? I am looking for an interesting variety as well as good value. Thanks in advance.

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  1. At the Blue Room in Cambridge, 2 of us always split their ample platter with its wonderful roasted veggies, array of cured meats, olives, etc. at the bar before a movie nearby:

    "roasted local farm vegetables, crispy flatbread 9
    add artisanal cured meats 12"

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    1. re: Taralli

      oh yes - I second this rec. It's so good!

      1. re: Taralli

        Third. Had it Friday night. Sooooooo good.

      2. Traditional red sauce italian antipasto plate? Imported and artisan salumi? House made charcuterie? For value and selection you might want to check out Vinny's at night, although it doesn't exactly fall into any of these buckets. Gran Gusto is one good option for imported. A lot of restaurants are offering house made charcuterie and in some cases salumi (butcher shop, rendezvous, bina osteria, eastern standard... and the list goes on).

        1. I think that Teatro(Tremont near Boylston) does a good job for quality and value. Nothing really artisanal but pretty good.

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          1. re: gourmaniac

            The antipasto at Teatro was my favorite but it is no longer being offered on the menu. Since they have transitioned to offering small plates many of the items can be ordered individually but it is just not the same at the original platter that they used to offer.

            1. re: thegirlwholovestoeat

              Really? Is that true? That was one of the best dishes in Boston, IMO. I'm so bummed.

              1. re: thegirlwholovestoeat

                What?!?!? That stinks. Teatro was also my favorite. Crap.

                1. re: thegirlwholovestoeat

                  I'll ditto the DRAT to the loss of the best antipasto in beantown at Teatro.

              2. i don't know about "the best" but i am fond of the antipasti at artu in the north end

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                1. re: galangatron

                  "Artu" on Charles St. has a great antipasto. You can see it by peeking in the window from the sidewalk!

                2. Not necessarily "in town" but Appetito in Newton Centre has a very good antipasto